Australian tactical UAS replacement project selects companies

AUSTRALIA. The replacement of the Australian Army’s Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) through project LAND 129 Phase 3 has progressed to the tendering process.

Four companies have been selected through an abbreviated Invitation To Register process and will be provided a detailed Request for Tender, to further explore plans and conceptual integration designs. The four down-selected companies are Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd, Leidos Australia, Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd, and Textron Systems Australia Pty Ltd.

Deputy Director Army UAS Projects Mr. Andrew McKinnon said there are a number of local companies already involved in the Australian Defence Force’s Unmanned Systems space.

The next phase of the project will focus on a competitive evaluation of more comprehensive tendered solutions from the four primes, prior to progressing the project to Government consideration in 2021.